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Grove Mill Marlborough Chardonnay

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Grove Mill Marlborough Chardonnay

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Michael Cooper (2004 Vintage) says
Typically an attractive, skilfully balanced, flavoursome wine with a subtle oak influence and fresh, crisp acidity. It is mostly tank-fermented but part of the blend is French oak-aged. The 2003 vintage is crisp and lively, with citrusy, slightly appley and biscuity flavours. The 2004 is fresh-scented and finely balanced, with good weight (14 per cent alcohol) and depth of vibrant, fruity, slightly toasty flavour
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Michael Cooper (2002 Vintage) says
Typically an attractive, skilfully balanced and flavourful wine with integrated oak, a hint of malolactic-derived butteriness and fresh acidity. The 2002 vintage was mostly (90 per cent) tank-fermented, but 10 per cent of the blend was French oak-fermented and half was matured in oak casks (20 per cent new). It's a tight, elegant wine with good weight (14 per cent alcohol) and fresh, grapefruit-like flavours showing lively acidity, good delicacy and depth.
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Michael Cooper (2000 Vintage) says
Typically an attractive, skilfully balanced and flavourful wine with well-integrated oak, a hint of malolactic-derived butteriness and fresh acidity. The 2000 vintage is another elegant and mouthfilling wine. Both tank and barrel-fermented, it's a moderately complex, easy-drinking style with good depth of citrusy, appley flavours, smooth and round.
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James Halliday (1998 Vintage) says
Excellent green-yellow; slightly abrasive/dusty/dirty oak obscures the bouquet, but sweet, peachy fruit takes over on the generously proportioned palate. It is quite possible the off characters of the bouquet were due to cork taint.
Australian Wine Companion 2001 2001
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Michael Cooper (1997 Vintage) says
Typically a lemony, skilfully balanced and flavourful wine with well integrated oak, a hint of malolactic-derived butteriness and fresh, lively acidity. For the 1997 vintage half the final blend was handled in stainless steel tanks; the rest was fermented and matured for a year in an equal proportion of new, one and two-year-old French and American oak casks. Finely balanced, it shows excellent body and depth of cool-climate grapefruit and lemon flavours overlaid with gentle oak/lees characters and a firm, crisp, slightly buttery finish.
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James Halliday (1996 Vintage) says
Light green-yellow; a light, fresh, clean and crisp bouquet with citrus/ grapefruit aromas and the oak almost imperceptible is followed by an intensely flavoured palate with melon and grapefruit running through a long, lingering finish. The oak is no more than a whisper.
Australian Wine Companion 1999 1998
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Michael Cooper (1996 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (1995 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (1993 Vintage) says
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